Treaty Series No. 761

Supplementary Extradition Convention Between the United States of America and Honduras, Signed February 21, 192720

The United States of America and the Republic of Honduras, being desirous of enlarging the list of crimes on account of which extradition may be granted with regard to criminal acts committed in the United States of America or in the Republic of Honduras under the Convention concluded between them for the extradition of fugitives from justice, signed on January 15, 1909, have resolved to conclude the present Additional Convention and have appointed for this purpose as their respective plenipotentiaries:

  • The President of the United States of America: Mister George T. Summerlin, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Honduras;
  • The President of the Republic of Honduras: Doctor Fausto Dávila, Minister for Foreign Affairs;

Who, having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found to be in due and proper form, have agreed upon the following articles:

Article I

The following punishable acts are hereby added to the list of crimes numbered 1 to 21 in Article II of the Convention of January 15, 1909, that is to say:

—Crimes against the laws for the suppression of the traffic in narcotic products.
—Infractions of the customs laws or ordinances which may constitute crimes.

Article II

The present Convention shall be considered as an integral part of the aforementioned Extradition Convention signed January 15, 1909, and it is agreed that the offense of participation as an accessory before or after the fact, numbered 21 in the Convention of 1909, shall now be numbered twenty-three (23), and the offenses set forth in Article I hereof shall be numbered 21 and 22 respectively. The paragraph relating to participation “as an accessory before or after the fact,” now renumbered 23, shall be applicable under appropriate circumstances to all the crimes and offenses now numbered 1 to 22 inclusive.

Article III

The present Convention shall be duly ratified by the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by the Government of the Republic of Honduras; and the ratifications shall be exchanged at Tegucigalpa as soon as possible.

This Convention shall take effect from the day of the exchange of the ratifications thereof; but either Contracting Party may at any time terminate the same on giving to the other six months notice of its intention to do so.

In witness whereof, the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention in duplicate in the English and Spanish languages and have thereunto affixed their seals.

George T. Summerlin

F. Dávila
  1. In English and Spanish; Spanish text not printed. Ratification advised by the Senate, Mar. 14, 1928; ratified by the President, Mar. 22, 1928; ratified by Honduras, May 2, 1928; ratifications exchanged at Tegucigalpa, June 5, 1928; proclaimed by the President, June 7, 1928.